Floyd Mayweather has said that he could buy Premier League club, Newcastle and convince long-time friend, Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club. The retired boxer said he considers taking over the club because he loves the city and having an investment.
The North Eastern club's owner, Mike Ashley, has been searching for a buyer for the club and could be pleased with Mayweather's purported interest.
''You better believe if I were to invest in I would be back partying there often,' the boxing icon recently stated, as reported by the Star on Sunday, via 101greatgoals.
''I love Newcastle, those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world.
'I met some of the players last year and they are good guys. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head not my heart.
''Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money. But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went 'Floyd that can make money' then I would invest. Soccer might not be my game but I've got connections everywhere.
''Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.''
Rafa Benitez, who manages the team, may be happy at such news as he has been unable to buy the players he wants. The side is languishing in 13th place on the Premier League table after having 32 points from 30 games.